Fairfax County Public Schools Teacher Charged With Assault

Fairfax County Police Department | December 2, 2022

McLean Police District – Detectives from our Major Crimes Bureau’s Child Abuse Squad arrested a Marshall High School special education teacher on two counts of simple assault of a special needs student.  

On Sept. 28, a school employee witnessed Amy Bonzano, 50, of Falls Church assault the student. The employee immediately reported it to the school administration. During the school’s investigation, another teacher reported they had observed Bonzano physically assault the student approximately six months earlier. That incident was not reported at the time it occurred. Our detectives were notified on Oct. 13 and assumed the investigation. Detectives conducted numerous interviews. This morning, detectives obtained and served two summons releasable warrants for simple assault. (No mugshot is available due to summons releasable warrants.)

Anyone with information about this case, or others possibly related, is asked to contact detectives at 703-246-7800, option “4”. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by phone – 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477) and by web  – Click HERE. Download the ‘P3 Tips’ App and follow the steps to “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers.” Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100 to $1,000 dollars. Please leave contact information if you wish for a detective to follow up with you.   

Victim specialists from our Victim Services Division have been assigned to ensure that the victim receives appropriate resources and assistance.   

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This information was released by the Fairfax County Police Department’s Public Affairs Unit and first published at fcpdnews.wordpress.com.